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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Family  |  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
Col. Dugan
Louisa Pierce
Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ...
Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
Morgan (as Tom Downey)


During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <>

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It's ancient wisdom against teenage spunk. 1,000 years of karate tradition is about to get a kick in the pants. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Karate Kid Part IV  »

Box Office


$8,751,228 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America". See more »


Miyagi tells Julie that her grandfather saved his life and in return he taught him Karate, however in The Karate Kid, Miyagi tells Daniel that he has never taught Karate to anyone before. See more »


Julie Pierce: When do I learn how to break boards and stuff like that?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Why break boards? What boards do to you? That kind stuff not teach you how to conquer anger, Julie-san. Understand?
Julie Pierce: Yeah.
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Follows The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) See more »


Written by F.D. Marchetti & Tom Groen
Performed by Jane Morgan
Courtesy of MCA Records
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User Reviews

Harmless fun
8 January 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of those harmless sequels that seems to draw unnecessary ire. This is a "rip-off" sequel, but the cast plays it well, and it's true to its formula. Michael Ironside is a fine villain. And Hillary Swank, who went on to win a Best Actress Oscar, shows sparkle and potential in the lead. There are many worse movies to rent to watch with your niece. My score -- 6/10.

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